Vie de château literally means ” the castle life” or I would say the high life.
So many of us, are so fascinated by châteaux and the life that went on there in ages past.
Yesterday, my traveling boots led me towards a city in the Paris suburbs named Rueil-Malmaison.
The château de Malmaison was one of the residences of Emperor Napoleon the first and his wife, Josephine. It was purchased in 1799, and until 1804, it served as one of the couple’s residences. But, Malmaison achieved its most prestige as the home of Empress Josephine starting in 1809. The Emperor had divorced Josephine ( the poor lady could not give him an heir for the throne). She would continue to live here until her death the 29 May, 1814.
There is some fascinating History here.
I like the idea of featuring famous women here 🙂 And, whenever I can visit a site that features a famous woman, I will do it with pleasure.
I had a very hard time with the lighting ( both indoors and lack of available natural light), and did my best.
Sorry to my friends who are also with me on a certain “social network”. You will see a couple of photos repeat here.
I will be working through a bit of History and also choosing the next photos today. Here are a few images :
Outside the château.
I’ll be seeing you very soon! xo